overall
96
95
style
Serve in Tulip

bottled
available

on tap
unknown

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 317   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The beer you are holding is unique. A special strain of yeast and a warm fermentation produces a beer of exceptional flavor and aroma. An extended secondary maturation and bottle conditioning ensures all these unique qualities are preserved and evolve over time. Serve at 50F in a tulip glass.

What to expect
This tawny orange beer pours with a rocky white head. Aromas of passion fruit, tangerine, and black pepper hit the nose. Flavor is a cascade of orange, lemon verbena, ginger and pepper. And in a second it is gone, finishing with a dry and lingering bitterness that awaits another sip.

Cellaring Information
Store upright in a dark dry place at cellar temperature (ideally at 50 degree). Cellar limit is 2 years.

Ingredients
* Organic German Pilsner Malt
* Organic American Pilsner Malt
* Organic German Munich II Malt
* Organic German Pale Wheat Malt
* Organic German Opal
* French Saison Yeast

Finished Result
* 1.058 original gravity
* 1.006 final gravity
* 25 IBU
* 4 SRM
* 6.8% ALC/VOL

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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nische (2121) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2016
Bottle from systembolaget. Hazy orange pour with fizzy, lasting white head. Peppery aroma with lemon, floral notes. Quite fizzy mouthfeel. Dry taste with lemon, peppers and grain with a slightly bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
csaso (2215) - Missouri, USA - FEB 23, 2016
Bottle - good size foamy head, light gold color, definite fruity (kind of mango/tropical/melon like) aroma and flavor, some yeasty pepper notes come through in the finish, very good overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Minderbinder (3469) - Qubec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 21, 2016
Bottle 330ml. Pours clear blond with low-medium white head. Aroma is of saison yeast, soap, faint cardboard, flowers, herbs. Taste is of saison yeast, slight cardboard, herbs. Palate: Light-medium body. Medium carbonation. Overall: Clean, nice. Classic,.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mathieuc (3872) - Qubec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 19, 2016
Age unknown. Pours a clear golden with a medium white head that leaves nice lacing. Nose is of cardboard, various herbs and spices. Taste is of fruits, fresh feeling spices and cereals. A medium body and carbonation. OK saison, would be curious to try again in prime conditions!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
czar (8823) - Qubec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 18, 2016
pours clear bright yellow with a with a small creamy white head, reviving and leaving nice lacing. tons of spices and herbs, rustic cereals, ginger, aniseed, pale crisp maltiness, peppery wheat, particularly spicy zsiaeson yeast. bright carbonation, light body; drying spicy-citrusy finish. nice (perhaps overly) spiced saison.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tom10101 (5911) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 18, 2016
Bottle (330 ml). Clear pale yellow-golden with a small ring of white foam and little lacing. Aroma is of pepper, orange, ginger notes, lemon, floral and earthy notes. Taste of pepper, orange, lemon, herbal spiciness, ginger and wheat. Light to medium body. Moderate carbonation. Lemony and ginger finish. Ok Saison. Too much ginger. Nice refreshing features.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckeyeBoy (7176) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 28, 2016
750ml bottle pours out a cloudy golden colour topped with a white head. Nose is fruit esters floral notes some citrus a little earth tones and a touch of spice. Taste is more of the citrus notes in little banana white pepper some lemongrass and the floral hops as well.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ClarkVV (6410) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 3, 2016
12oz bottled April 24, 2015, drunk 12/30/15.
Incredibly carbonated, champagne-like appearance creates a massive white head that shows strong retention atop a golden-bronze body with light haziness.
Nose is pretty reserved, especially at first, but giving it time for the head to recede and some of the carbonation to burn off, it eventually begins to yield lightly sweet, white bread-like notes, biscuits, white pepper and a dominant note of peach.....Hmmm, not exactly what I look for in a saison. The peach mixes with the other esters, black and white pepper notes and alcohol to give off a very strong, dry, rather sharp character thats much more reminiscent of an Abbey Trippel, or something along those lines. Vanilla, a touch of clove and tons of yellow fruit character. Eventually, towards the end of the glass, the aroma softens somewhat, and does show light pear, guava and black pepper. A little more dainty but very faint. Still, not saison-like at all.
The flavor is even less given over to a saison, being extremely full of white pepper phenol, lots of sharp alcohol and ester and bready to biscuity malts that provide less softness than Id hope. Extremely carbonated, even after letting it sit and breath for quite a while. Just doesnt have that fine, tight carbonation that the best examples have so it in turn doesnt have that nearly creamy texture. Peach, nectarine, pear, black pepper and alcohol all continue to recall a trippel/BSA. Too much "sharpness" and raw graininess, as well.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
igneous1 (1535) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - DEC 12, 2015
hazy, yellowish-golden color. off-white big, frothy head. aroma is funky, musty, tart-like with a lot of fruit. flavor is tart but also sweet. slight bitterness in the finish. quite nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tysongillmore (362) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 28, 2015
Grassy, lemony, and a little tart. I really like this style of beer and I've had this out of the tap before and it was better. I think I got some of the sediment from the bottle while pouring. Overall, pretty damn good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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